Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015
Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015 The Sentinel-2A satellite has been in orbit for only a matter of weeks, but new images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea show that it is already exceeding expectations. Built essentially as a land monitoring mission, Sentinel-2 will also certainly f...
Chasing ice21 August 2015
Chasing ice21 August 2015 Satellite images show that the fastest moving glacier in the world shed a chunk of ice measuring around 12.5 sq km this week – one of the most significant calving events on record.
Help wanted on tracking biodiversity from space12 August 2015
Help wanted on tracking biodiversity from space12 August 2015 Conservation organisations and space agencies are being called on to join forces to decide how changes in biodiversity can be monitored globally. What, exactly, should be measured by satellites?
Sentinels catch traffic jam07 August 2015
Sentinels catch traffic jam07 August 2015 Low water levels in the Danube river have left ships to queue close to the town of Zimnicea in Romania.
Surfing for science29 July 2015
Surfing for science29 July 2015 Thanks to a new system developed by scientists in the UK, taking to the waves for a spot of surfing can benefit research into the health of coastal waters, and could help confirm satellite measurements of sea-surface temperature.
First applications from Sentinel-2A27 July 2015
First applications from Sentinel-2A27 July 2015 From agricultural monitoring to charting changing lands, early images from Europe’s new Sentinel-2A satellite show how the ‘colour vision’ mission’s critical observations can be used to keep us and our planet safe.